DDD2015 Digital Didactical Designs
3-4 June 2015 at Umeå University

Chairs: Isa Jahnke, Peter Bergström, Eva Mårell-Olsson and Lars Häll
(Umeå University)

For further information, please go to the DDD2015 website

Do you want to know which new teaching and learning practices emerge when schools and universities use tablets such as ipads and wearables (e.g., GoogleGlass)? Do you want to discuss new forms of innovative pedagogy? Then, it is time to come to Umeå! Join us at the conference “DDD2015″ from 3-4 June 2015 (Building: Väven in Umeå Downtown) – http://ddd2015.edusci.umu.se .

The conference wants to initiate reflections about current understandings and new relationships of learning, teaching, pedagogy and ICT, tablets in education, in schools and higher education: What is the new normality of teaching and learning in a digital media world? Challenges and unexpected factors will be illustrated from different research studies. On Day 1, research studies around tablet-mediated classrooms, Learning Expeditions and wearable technology in the Nordic Countries will be presented and discussed. Day 2 focuses on the International perspective. Learn from and discuss with international experts and researchers. We invited, for example, Gerry Stahl (USA), Ulrich Hoppe (Germany), Yishay Mor (UK), Andreas Lund (Norway), Ilona Buchem (Germany), Staffan Selander (Sweden), Swapna Kumar (USA) and Sean P. Goggins (USA).

Register online at http://ddd2015.edusci.umu.se .
We are looking forward to meeting you in Umeå.


Isa Jahnke (2015, September). Digital Didactical Designs – Teaching and Learning in CrossActionSpaces. New York / London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138928497/ and PDF Brochure DDD-book-isajahnke.pdf (1005242)

Isa Jahnke, Lars Norqvist, & Andreas Olsson (2004). Digital Didactical Designs for Learning Expeditions. In: In C. Rensing et al. (Eds.): Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities. The 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2014, Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014, Proceedings. LNCS Vol. 8719, pp. 165-178.

Isa Jahnke & Swapna Kumar (2014). Digital Didactical Designs: Teachers’ Integration of iPads for Learning-Centered Processes, In Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Vol. 30, Issue 3. pp. 81-88. DOI:10.1080/21532974.2014.891876.

Isa Jahnke, Niels V. Svendsen, Simon K. Johansen, & Pär-Ola Zander (2014). The Dream About the Magic Silver Bullet – the Complexity of Designing for Tablet-Mediated Learning. In S.P. Goggins, I. Jahnke, D. W. McDonald, & P. Bjorn (eds.). GROUP’14, ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork. Sanibel Island, FL, USA – November 09-12, 2014. ACM New York.



In the last few years, there have been two major changes in Sweden that have led to new situations and new challenges for Swedish schools. A new school reform started in 2011, at the same time there was a boom using mobile technologies in teaching and learning. Traditionally, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) “has been segregated from the normal teaching classroom”, e.g. computer labs (Henderson & Yeow, 2012). This has been changed with the advent of smaller flexible devices, like media tablets. (Differences from laptops to flexible small and easy-to-handle multimodal devices are discussed in Johnson, 2013). There is a shift from separating ICT and education to co-located settings (DeChiara et al. 2007; Schmidt et al. 1999): mobile technology becomes part of classrooms; both merged into new multi-existing co-located spaces for teaching and learning. Web-enabled mobile technology (digital media) becomes a door opener for new learning spaces (online-rooms, Internet pages, etc.). We assume these new situations affect teaching and learning designs in different aspects.

In our recently  project “Designs of Digital Didactics” granted by the Swedish Research Council (VR.se), we started to study these issues. More specifically, from a Digital Didactics approach, we study on how the new situation affects digital didactical designs in co-located settings – physical teaching spaces enhanced by mobile technologies.

At the DDD2015 conference “Digital Didactical Designs – DDD2015”, we want to collect and share existing research studies and research visions from outstanding experts around the world. Especially, we request International researchers, to share their knowledge about how teachers and learners meet the new challenges of co-located settings in their countries and how researchers study these new situations in educational institutions.

  • How is International research developed towards multi-existing co-located settings and Digital Didactical Designs in countries inside and outside Sweden? (e.g., research methods)
  • What studies and results do International researchers have towards co-located settings in education; do they approach new teaching designs for new learning designs?


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